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Consultant Psychiatrist-Adult Community+�10k recruitment incentive

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Hemel Hempstead
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

*�10K Retention Pay Premia* (Ts & Cs apply)

This is a hugely exciting time for the Trust having recently achieved anOUTSTANDING CQC RATINGand being one of just five mental health and learning disabilities NHS trusts in England to hold an outstanding rating.

We are driven by our values. If you believe in Respect, Kindness and a Positive outlook then you'll be right at home.

Main duties of the job

As a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Community you will provide clinical leadership in the Dacorum Community Mental Health Service providing diagnostic assessments and treatment to service users with severe, complex, and high risk psychiatric conditions.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of people of working age from his/her catchment area who are referred or otherwise present to secondary care mental health services. You will provide comprehensive assessments, formulate bio-psycho- social care plans, and offer evidence based treatment and advice.

The successful candidate will maintain good working relationships with primary and secondary care colleagues, communicating clearly and responsively about patient care. You'll meet the requirements of emergency work, Community Treatment Orders, MHA assessments, and assessments of capacity, whilst maintaining AC Status and attend relevant training.

You must ensure the relevant professional registration is maintained, including Section 12, Approved Clinician, and Responsible Clinician status.

About us

Here's what we have to offer you
  • Mentoring support for new Consultants
  • Dedicated support to help become a future NHS Leader
  • Access to Leadership, Teaching, Education and Research opportunities
  • A strong ethos on Learning and Development
  • Access to a state-of-the-art Simulation Training Facility including opportunities to join the Multidisciplinary Simulation Faculty
  • Access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-calibre Consultants
  • Study leave of 30 days over 3 years
  • Study leave budget of �800 per person per annum
  • Innovative patient electronic record system (PARIS)/ Admin and IT equipment/ software to improve work experience (4G enabled laptops provided upon starting)
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent staff benefits
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Flexible APAs to seek development opportunities in service development/ management / Simulation Training /working with Community Transformation Projects
  • Dedicated SPA time in Job Plan
  • Generous relocation package up to �7.5K (subject to terms & conditions)

Our Health Hub helps improve staff health and wellbeing across the Trust - encouraging staff to step away from their work and think about their own health. This includes:
  • Workshops, challenges and social events throughout the year
  • Confidential and safe forums where staff can talk about the emotional impact of work
  • An equality and diversity staff network providing support to all staff
  • Mindfulness bite size taster session
  • Mini health check
  • Free, confidential counselling services 24/7

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties include but not exclusive to:
  • To manage and give professional supervision to junior medical staff as agreed between consultant colleagues and the medical director and in accordance with the Trusts personnel policies and This may include assessing competencies under the Modernising Medical Careers framework
  • To ensure that junior medical staffs who are working with the post holder operate within the parameters of the New Deal and are Working Time Directive
  • To undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients.

Person Specification



  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCPsychORMRCPsychequivalent approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists


  • Qualificationorhigherdegreeinmedical education, clinical research or management
  • Additional clinical qualifications



  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practise at the time of appointment
  • Included on the GMC Specialist Register within General Adult Psychiatry OR within 3 months
  • Approved clinician status OR able to achieve within 3 months of appointment
  • Approved under S12 OR able to achieve with 3 months of appointment


  • In good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice



  • Holds and will use valid UK driving licence OR provides evidence of proposed alternative

Clinical Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Abletomanageclinicalcomplexityand uncertainty
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA


  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

Academic Skills & Lifelong Learning


  • Able to deliver undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and training
  • Participatedincontinuousprofessional development
  • Participated in research or service evaluation


  • Able to plan and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training relevant to this post
  • Experienced in clinical research and / or service evaluation
  • Has led clinical audits leading to service change

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


The Marlowes

39-41 Marlowes

Hemel Hempstead


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